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Kazakhstan General Prosecutor discusses anti-drug-trafficking methods with United States

27 january 2014, 16:28
Askhat Daulbayev. Photo courtesy of the official website of Kazakhstan's General Prosecutor's Office
Askhat Daulbayev. Photo courtesy of the official website of Kazakhstan's General Prosecutor's Office
Kazakhstan's General Prosecutor's Office will cooperate with the United States in the fight against drug trafficking, Tengrinews reports citing the press-service of the prosecutor's office.

The General Prosecutor of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev had a meeting with Donald Barnes, Assistant Regional Director of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Middle East Region.

They agreed on the importance of joining efforts to fight transnational organized crime, using the capabilities of American Drug Enforcement Administration for discovery of drug supply chains and their trafficking routes, and training Kazakhstan’s law enforcement authorities in advanced methods of investigating drug crimes.

Special attention was paid to mechanisms of controlling financial flows and detection of the money illegally obtained from drug sales and channeled to different extremist and terrorist organizations.

General Prosecutor's Office pointed out that fighting drug addiction and drug trafficking were among priorities in Kazakhstan, especially considering the country's geopolitical location. He expressed readiness to cooperation, share operative data and study anti-drug experience of the United States.

Before that the issue of drug trafficking was discussed in Astana in late 2013. Afghanistan’s MP stressed that the coalition’s plan to reduce drug trafficking wasn’t implemented, instead the drug traffic continued to grow. And a NATO representative replied, that the Alliance’s task never was to fight against the drugs.

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